Sunday, June 21, 2015


It is June 15, 2015, and we have arrived at Amarillo Rv Ranch late in the afternoon.  It was a long trip from New Mexico, about 7 hours.  It is a nice park, but it was a mobile home park many years ago and all the sites have curbs, about 6-7 inches high.  Quite a big deal coming into them.  Aside from that, the park is fine and is near most of the attractions.  We are here for a week and the weather ranged from very cloudy to highs of 97 degrees.  Quite a bit of wind too.  We visited an rv museum, a classic car museum, went to a car show on route 66 and also visited Palo Duro State Park with gorgeous canyons.  We also ate at the famous Texan Steak House, very touristy and food pretty mediocre.  But at least we went, one time was enough.  Tomorrow we leave for Oklahoma City, so here are the pictures, enjoy them, we did.

Upper pics are of a & w stand in the rv museum
check out the old prices
Old vw bus is so cool
This big bus was actually the rv in the Movie "RV"
with Robin Williams
First popup camper
First little bitty Fleetwood
At the Big Texan Steakhouse
what a boot
They also had a big chair
Here I am sitting pretty
This is 6th Ave on Rte 66
These are the original buildings
Wild Bills BBQ
These pics are all of Palo Duro State Park
Beautiful canyons

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Well, it is June 14, 2015 and we have just finished a week at the Roadrunner Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We have had a wonderful week.  This park is the first park we have been in that have no bathrooms or showers or pool or laundramat.  It is a bare bones park with great big long pull thrus and full hookups and that is all we need. 

Of course, being next to our friends Cynthia and Ron made the place a paradise.  We know them since May, 2013, when we were  both having work done on our rigs , at Alliance in Wildwood, Fl.  We were there a week and they were there 3 weeks having remodeling done on their motorhome.  We both have cats and while I was there Cynthia taught me how to write this blog.  We have been following each other on the road, they are full timers too.  This is the first time ours paths have crossed.  It was wonderful to see them and we were right next to them.  They showed us a wonderful time.

We started out on Tuesday to find me a new camera.  I must have abused mine because it had died while we were in Sedona.  These wonderful friends dragged me to three walmarts to finally find the one that I wanted. 

We kept our corvette in the trailer and they chauffeured us around town in their fun jeep.  We all went everywhere together and ate out a lot.  We started the week at Backroads Pizza.  Then on to the Casino buffet, then to a great Mexican restaurant in Sante Fe.  Then to another great Casino Buffet, of course some fast food, Arby's.  We topped off the week with a trip to the Rio Grande Gorge in Taos, New Mexico and it was a wonderful trip. We all had lunch in a place called "Renato's", and sat in the back garden under umbrellas.  It was the perfect day. 

Tomorrow morning we are leaving for Amarillo, Texas and their next stop is Colorado Springs.  We will be sorry to leave them, but our paths may cross again.  We managed to get an appointment at the Holiday Rambler Factory in Decateur, Indiana, so we are on a journey to get there by July 12th.  We will be going through, Amarillo, Tx, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Arkansas, Memphis, Arkansas, can't wait to go to Graceland and see all the Elvis exhibits.  Then off to Nashville for a week before our appointment, quite an itinerary.  Looking forward to great cool weather along the way. 

Here are some pictures of the great places and our friends.

Sante Fe Mountains, great place to
try out my new camera
Pine ridges and our friends Ron and Cynthia
A photo of Old Sante Fe Square
Could not resist these gorgeous flower baskets
Great lunch at the Burrito Factory in Santa Fe
Great ride into Taos and saw the Rio Grande Gorge
Spectacular.  Look down in the river and see
the blue raft doing white water rafting through the gorge.
Look below at the raft
We had a gorgeous cool, breezy day
Lunch at Renatos
Full and Happy

Sunday, June 7, 2015


It is June lst, 2015, and we are on the road to Camp Verde, Arizona, about 15 miles south of Sedona, Arizona.  This is a real nice park.  It is very modern, concrete pads, small pea gravel, shrubs, set in a valley off I-17, not too noisy.  Nice view of the mountains.  There is a casino up the road, but we did not go there, instead we went to surrounding towns, and of course Sedona.  Everything about 30 minutes away.  We had one day of rain and it gets cool at night.  The temps have cooled down during the day to almost 90 degrees.  We have buddy sites here, your front door faces another rigs.  We have a real nice neighbor, no children here but lots of yappy tiny dogs.  We stay a week before we will head out for Santa Fe New Mexico. 

We went to a wildlife preserve here called Out of Africa, not really a zoo.  Took a bush tour on a high jeep type of vehicle and saw some nice animals.  The pics will show them.  Then we noticed that all the shows and stuff were way up in the hills, I never saw a tram and it was about 95 degrees, much too hot to walk around in all that heat, so alas we opted out.

We then went to the town of Cottonwood for lunch and found a Chinese buffet.  I have to say the food was subpar, the bathrooms in the middle of remodeling, the ceiling could have fallen on your head.  Joel let the manager know and he was completely clueless.  It is so hard to go out to eat, spend your hardearned money and get a crummy meal. 

This is the Tucson Az. Koa, nice long pull thru
Sonoran desert museum, so hot, must have been 95 degrees, just
walked around a little and then went inside to see museum.  This upper pic is of a
snowy owl, the lower is of a little barn owl
Lots of hiking trails outside, need to go in the autumn
Inside, lots of dinosaurs at the museum